Building Games for Postgraduate Online Education, Internally: Some Lessons

Louise Bennett, King’s College London: In 2018, King’s Online – the e-learning development team within King’s College London – were lucky enough to be given funding to invest in game-based learning to support fully online postgraduate programmes. Having already built…

Building Games for Postgraduate Online Education, Internally: Some Lessons

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Louise Bennett, King’s College London:

In 2018, King’s Online – the e-learning development team within King’s College London – were lucky enough to be given funding to invest in game-based learning to support fully online postgraduate programmes. Having already built a reputation for building internal capacity rather than outsourcing, it was a natural decision to create a new team to specialise in this. The team was fully in place by the beginning of 2019, with a mandate to produce short, single-session, replayable browser games that supported skills-based learning.
Eighteen months on, success in this has been variable ” but work continues. This paper seeks to review the successes (and failures) of this initiative, and identify areas for improvement. It will explore how we went about the creation of the team, chose projects, and went about attempting to build this work into our existing workflows ” as well as how we went about getting others on board.

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